Democrat from Texas
Farouk Shami is a Palestinian-born businessman from Houston. He is the founder and chairman of Farouk Systems, Inc., a $1 billion corporation known for it's BioSilk and CHI hair care product lines.
Recent statements involving Farouk Shami
"My opponent... lost 43,000 jobs in Houston since he took over; we are losing jobs."
"We have killed lots of innocent people in the state of Texas."
"When we go to vote, they ask for driver's license and verify that you are a voter and a citizen in the state of Texas."
Recent stories featuring Farouk Shami
A quarter century ago, legislative hopeful Rick Perry of Haskell filed paperwork with the state indicating he was worth about $13,000. By 2009, we figure, Gov. Perry was worth a little more than $1 million. That is, his net worth increased 77-fold in 24 years.
Why care? Well, how politicians make money is often an attack point — sometimes clear-cut enough for the Truth-O-Meter.
An $18 billion budget shortfall plus $1.7 billion in operating losses plus 850,000 jobs adds up to fodder for the Truth-O-Meter.
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